Title of Collection

John F. Wolfe Papers, 1939-2001


John F. Wolfe

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

A collection of papers, photos, a book and a video from the life of missionary to Mexico, John F. Wolfe. Papers include correspondence, fund raising, lists, reports, and information on other Mexico missionaries.

Biographical Note

John Franklin Wolfe was born in 1901 in Ohio. Wolfe was born in Ohio, but for the greater part of his life, made his home in Texas. Graduating from Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio, he finished his education in Abilene Christian College, Pepperdine College, and the University of New Mexico. Most of his work as a minister in the Church of Christ, was among Spanish speaking people of the United States and in Mexico. He was married to Elizabeth Kirby in 1935 in New Mexico. Wolfe was a minister to Spanish speaking people in San Antonio, Texas; El Paso, Texas; New Mexico and Old Mexico. He was a poet and published several books of poems, one entitled "Rahab and other Poems". Wolfe was also the editor of Latin American Christian from 1940. Wolfe died in 1987.

Donor Note

John F. Wolfe Family, specifically Kenneth Wolfe; collected and donated by Jacob Vincent.


Papers are arranged by subject, though not in alphabetical or chronological order. Photographs are separated into clear photo pockets, with the majority unlabeled.

Content List

Box List: Box 1: Sermon Outlines, and letters, correspondence, and reports from other preachers, missionaries, and churches Box 2: Various correspondences, and a mailing list Box 3: “Rahab and Other poems” by John F. Wolfe, miscellaneous correspondence, and summaries Box 4: Latin American Christian 1940-1941 and several Reports of the Mexican Mission ranging from 1944-1970 Box 5: Photos ranging from 1949-1970 and VHS titled “John F. Wolfe: A celebration of life”


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

3 linear feet (5 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #67

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Meredith, Carisse Berryhill, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Wolfe, John F.; Najera, Victor; Cepeda, Isabel; Franco, Adolfo


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